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Europe in the World Research Seminar Series: Imperialisms in 20th-Century World Politics

Dates:
  • Thu 03 Dec 2015 16.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2015-12-03 16:00 2015-12-03 18:00 Europe/Paris Europe in the World Research Seminar Series: Imperialisms in 20th-Century World Politics

Guillemette Crouzet: The Birth of the Middle East: British and Anglo-Indian Imperialisms in the Persian Gulf in the 'Long 19th Century’

Guillemette Crouzet will give an overview of the main arguments of her book, Genèses du Moyen-Orient: Le Golfe Persique à l’âge des impéralismes, which has just been released by the French academic publisher Champ Vallon. Crouzet’s book presents a global and non-Euro-centred history of the Persian Gulf region during the ‘long 19th century.’ The book offers a critical perspective on British and Anglo-Indian imperialisms in the Gulf region from the 1800 onwards to the eve of World War I and the signing of the Anglo-Ottoman Convention. The book aims to describe the Gulf region’s involvement in various ‘space-systems’—politico-administrative, economic, regional, and global.


Molly Pucci: Translating the State: Czechoslovakia’s Search for the Soviet Model of the Secret Police, 1948-1949

Molly Pucci will discuss attempts of Czechoslovak officials to ‘translate’ the institution of the communist secret police into their own national context. It does so through the eyes of Czechs and Slovaks who conducted observation tours of other Eastern Bloc secret police forces from 1946 to 1949, focusing on intelligence agent Štepán Placek’s visit to the secret police of Romania, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia in June of 1948. Pucci juxtaposes Placek’s travels with other sources that the Czech and Slovaks used to study the ‘Soviet’ system of security. Pucci asks how they attempted to turn these skeletons of a state into a coherent political system and, by extension, whether they managed to do so by the early 1950s.

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  MWP Common Room

Guillemette Crouzet: The Birth of the Middle East: British and Anglo-Indian Imperialisms in the Persian Gulf in the 'Long 19th Century’

Guillemette Crouzet will give an overview of the main arguments of her book, Genèses du Moyen-Orient: Le Golfe Persique à l’âge des impéralismes, which has just been released by the French academic publisher Champ Vallon. Crouzet’s book presents a global and non-Euro-centred history of the Persian Gulf region during the ‘long 19th century.’ The book offers a critical perspective on British and Anglo-Indian imperialisms in the Gulf region from the 1800 onwards to the eve of World War I and the signing of the Anglo-Ottoman Convention. The book aims to describe the Gulf region’s involvement in various ‘space-systems’—politico-administrative, economic, regional, and global.


Molly Pucci: Translating the State: Czechoslovakia’s Search for the Soviet Model of the Secret Police, 1948-1949

Molly Pucci will discuss attempts of Czechoslovak officials to ‘translate’ the institution of the communist secret police into their own national context. It does so through the eyes of Czechs and Slovaks who conducted observation tours of other Eastern Bloc secret police forces from 1946 to 1949, focusing on intelligence agent Štepán Placek’s visit to the secret police of Romania, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia in June of 1948. Pucci juxtaposes Placek’s travels with other sources that the Czech and Slovaks used to study the ‘Soviet’ system of security. Pucci asks how they attempted to turn these skeletons of a state into a coherent political system and, by extension, whether they managed to do so by the early 1950s.


Location:
MWP Common Room

Affiliation:
Max Weber Programme
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Research seminar

Organiser:
Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Professor Ulrich Krotz (EUI - RSCAS and SPS)
Richard Maher (EUI - RSCAS)

Contact:
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